Discussing Underlying Medical Conditions With Your Dentist

Dr. Leslie Gallon, BSc, DMD, discusses medical conditions and dentistry.

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Dr. Leslie Gallon, BSc, DMD, discusses medical conditions and dentistry.
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Featuring Dr. Leslie Gallon, BSc, DMD

Duration: 1 minute, 5 seconds

In your dental exam, it can become obvious to your dentist that there's an underlying medical problem.

You may not only have a gum problem, you may have diabetes. Your dentist can tell if you have an overreaction to periodontal disease or infection. Sometimes these underlying medical conditions can be clearly seen by a dentist and diagnosed at that level.

If these problems are picked up in the dental office, your dentist will encourage you to see your GP for further testing, to determine if this is actually the problem that you have.

If you have questions about diabetes and dental exams, consult a local dentist.

Presenter: Dr. Leslie Gallon, General Dentist, North Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: General Dentist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.